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Candelori's

685 The Horsley Drive | Smithfield, Sydney, New South Wales 2164, Australia
02 9729 1155
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Ranked #1,072 of 5,321 Restaurants in Sydney
Price range: $16 - $32
Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Bar scene, Entertaining clients
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  • English first
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  • Any
English first
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Top Contributor
149 reviews 149 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

The food was excellent (I recommend the deep fried soft shelled crab entree) but boy, did the dishes come at a cost. Worth at least one visit, for those who don't mind an occasional splurge.

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Sydney, Australia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 via mobile

Sadly disappointed - everyone here have "Delusion of Grandeur" - it's not that great. Ordinary food and service to match. Ordered a chicken breast in a cream sauce, queried if the avocado was in the sauce as I'd prefer, no avocado - I was told - "Sir, if you don't want the avocado the chef won't change the menu" so... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I have been here many times, we have tried nearly everything on the menu and it is delicious. The only downfall is the wait between dishes, it has often been about 30 mins. The price is comparable to city prices, but that is also reflected in the food. Dessert could do with fresher dishes and more variety as they haven't... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Great food and wine and ambience - a taste of Italy in the west of Sydney. Been going here for years and the authentic italian food is sensational . my only beef is that the cost of dining has gone through the roof.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

What a place! A little word for warning, there's a car park out the back with plenty of space if street parking isn't your thing. Don't worry if you go through the back door and its unmanned, I thought I wasn't supposed to go through there was apparently you can! The service was exquisite, an empty plate or glass was... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

The restaurant has recently undergone renovations, which was quite obvious. It was really nice inside, definitely an upgrade from what it previously was. However, the food is average and extremely overpriced. I mean the food's not bad but to pay $26 for 2 slices of prosciutto and a bit of cheese is a bit ridiculous. The staff were helpful, although... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Travel to Smithfield. It is worth it for consistently well executed Italian fare, made and served by professionals who care that you enjoy your meal. The menu is vast and everything we have had over numerous meals has been very good. It is often the little things that count. These include knowledgable staff, quality ingredients (- even the gorgonzola cheese... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I have been eating there for several years as well as ordering takeaway pizza, I have found that although more often than not the food is delicious it is always varied. My main issue with Candelori's is the inconsistency with each dish. I get the same pizza once a week and it is different every single time. Either the base... More 

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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Have been dining at Candelori’s for many years now and have never been disappointed. We expect to pay a bit more for the little extras-wonderful décor and ambience in the new renovation, diverse menu, excellent bar, table linen etc. Their Garlic prawns are the best around and soaked up with their beautiful oven baked bread-divine! Have had many dishes on... More 

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Robert C, Owner at Candelori's, responded to this review

Hi Marie Thank you for the lovely feedback - we are glad that you've enjoyed your experiences at Candelori's as we really appreciate the ongoing support of our regular customers! We will have a new wine list out shortly, and although the overall preference will still be in favour of Italian varietals, over 25 of the wines will be Australian... More 

Brisbane
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014 via mobile

This place is simply awesome. Hands down best Italian restaurant in Sydney. Food is exquisite service is excellent. Just can't believe it's stuck all the way out in Smithfield!

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Thank you very kindly for your feedback :) More 

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Additional Information about Candelori's

Address: 685 The Horsley Drive | Smithfield, Sydney, New South Wales 2164, Australia
Phone Number: 02 9729 1155
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney
Open Hours:
Monday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 16 - 32
Cuisine: Italian

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